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Jonathan Booty - Flute & Piano Lessons in Manchester

Jonathan Booty Flute Teacher (Manchester)

Jonathan Booty

  • Didsbury (M20)
  • Last Logged In: 02 Dec 2016
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bury, Cheshire East, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford

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Personal Message
I offer flute lessons for all ages and levels of aspiring flute players.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player, my aim is to give helpful, practical and positive tuition.
I have over 25 years experience as a flute teacher as well as a wealth of high level experience as a performer with many of Britain's most prestigious orchestras and ensembles.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Flute (including Alto Flute and Piccolo), Piano, Composition and Theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
A.R.C.M., G.R.S.M., MusM. PhD
What kind of experience do you have?
As a performer, I spent the major part of my career as Assistant Principal Flute in the Hallé Orchestra (1980-2001). Since leaving the orchestra to freelance and to pursue composition studies at Manchester University, I have worked on a freelance basis with many orchestras and freelance ensembles. As a chamber musician I have given recitals throughout England and Wales with Free Trade Winds wind quintet and more recently with my Flute, Viola and Harp trio, Trio Fauve.
Throughout my professional career I have maintained a very active interest in flute teaching, firstly with my private teaching practice, tutoring all age ranges from 7 years to adults, a number of my pupils having gained places as undergraduates and postgraduates at major music colleges such as the R.N.C.M., Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College. I have also spent periods teaching at schools in the Greater Manchester area as well as at Salford University (1983-1990). Since Sept. 2002, I have tutored part-time at Manchester University in composition and orchestration, taught the flute as well as coaching and directing chamber music groups and composition workshops. I am also a part-time flute tutor for Cheshire Music Education Partnership at Malbank School and Sixth Form College, Nantwich and teach the flute at MMU’s Alsager campus. In addition, I have been involved in coaching Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra woodwind section on an occasional basis.
How much do you charge?
For advanced Flute pupils I charge £30.00/hour but will negotiate a rate with students and I also teach for shorter time periods - 45 and 30 mins. with rates charged pro rata Other subjects attract a slightly lower fee:- Theory/Compostion £25.00/hour and Piano £20.00/hour
Where do you teach?
I teach from home in West Didsbury, South Manchester. I am situated at convenient proximity from the M60 and M56. Nearest train stations are East Didsbury and Burnage. Bus 111 to and from Manchester Piccadilly.
When are you available?
Weekday evenings depending on my playing work. Weekends - Saturday Morning, Sunday Evenings
Which ages and levels do you teach?
10 upwards to mature/adult students.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can arrange to tutor by email, receiving and commenting on Sibelius attachments.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union, Equity
Where and with whom did you train?
R.C.M.:- Graham Mayger- flute, John Barstow - piano.
Paris (french government scholarship):-Michel Debost, flute
London:- Short period of study with William Bennett
Composition:- Geoffrey Poole, John Casken (Manchester University)